Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

The Friends of the McDowell County Public Library will hold its Fall Book Sale on Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30 from 10:00am-5:00pm; and on Saturday, December 1 from 11:00am - 5:00pm.  All books will be $1.00/bag from 4:00-5:00pm on Saturday..  Help support the programming of the Library.

McDowell County Public Works, Transfer Station, & Animal Shelter will resume normal operations today. The Greenlee, Sugar Hill, Crooked Creek, Woodlawn, Nebo & Dysartsville Convenient Centers will open on Wednesday November 14, 2018. 

The McDowell Democrats will meet Thursday, November, 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Meetings currently take place at Democrat headquarters in the lower level of McDowell Local. Entrance is on the lower level, access is on the Henderson Street side.

Register now for the Marion Christmas parade scheduled for Sunday, November 18, 3:00 p.m.  The theme for the parade is “Winter Nights – Christmas Lights”.   Business entries are required to pre-register and obtain a copy of the parade guidelines.  All entries must be fully decorated.  You may pick up your registration number by coming by the Marion Business Association office at the Marion Depot. There is no charge to register.  Deadline to register is noon Thursday November 15.  For more information and guidelines, call the Lou Godfrey, 652-2215.  City of Marion is the official sponsor.

To pay recognition to the military veterans, the staff of the NCWorks Career Center will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Resource Day.  They are hoping to have several resources available to the veterans ranging from wellness checks, flu shots, employers on-site, counseling, food, and more. The event will take place November 29th at the Universal Building (behind MTCC) from 9 am – 12 noon.  Please share with any veterans that might be interested in the event. Also, NCWorks is seeking donations from the community merchants in the form of gift certificates, vouchers, discounts, or any other meaningful give away. To contribute, please contact Phil Young, 828-652-7131extension 121

The McDowell County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Planning Board. Applications are available in the Clerk to the Board’s office, and also online at Applications must be received by November 9th.

Marion East Neighbors are inviting their neighbors to visit the forum meetings and picking up litter Saturday, November 17th from 10am until 12pm.  Start at Clinchfield United Methodist Church, 151 Ridge Road.  You’ll make new friends and help beautify the community.

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McDowell County Public Works office & Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday & Friday November 22-23, 2018 in Observance of Thanksgiving. The Animal Shelter will re-open on Saturday November 24, 2018. 

McDowell County Transfer Station and all 7 Convenient Centers will be closed on Thursday November 22, 2018 in Observance of Thanksgiving. Transfer Station and all Convenient Centers will open on Friday,  November 23, 2018.